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Lodge golf tourney a success
Event brings in $20,000
Golfer Shan Mize tees off during a recent fundraiser for Bald Ridge Boys Lodge. - photo by Submitted
More than 150 competitors hit the links recently for the Bald Ridge Boys Lodge, a nonprofit center serving at-risk boys ages 12-17.

The lodge held its annual “For the Boys” Golf Classic at Windermere Golf Club on June 15.

The tournament, which also featured a putting and hole-in-one competition, raised more than $20,000 for the lodge through a combination of action on the links, auctions, dinner and live music.

“This was an amazing event,” said Rhonda Poston, board chair for the lodge. “None of us had any idea that our community would open its collective heart to us in this manner.”

Special guests included NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver David Ragan, as well as radio personality “Captain” Herb Emory.

The Bald Ridge Lodge staffers hope to use the proceeds raised for the tournament to purchase vans for the lodge.

Organizers had hoped for 100 participants and said they were overwhelmed by the large turnout.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a golf tournament at the local level that had this many players,” said lodge co-founder Bud Lang. “And in fact this may be the biggest tournament ever in Forsyth County.  

“It’s just one more proof — and a big one at that — of how generous people in our community can be toward an outstanding cause like Bald Ridge Lodge.”